The Faculty of General Medicine was founded in 1954. It is the biggest faculty of the Academy and consists of 45 theoretical and clinical departments located in the main building of the Academy and 10 teaching hospitals.

The total number of student at the Faculty is more than 2000, including 1000 foreign students. The duration of studies is 6 years.

For the first 2,5 years of training students are mainly focused on theoretical subjects at the departments of biology, medical physics, chemistry, biochemistry, human anatomy, histology, physiology, pathology, microbiology, Latin and foreign languages, social sciences. During the last 3,5 years students are offered extensive practical training in various fields of therapy, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, public health and prevention. One of the most distinguished features of our medical education is a full every day student-to-patient contact at all clinical classes. This provides unique opportunity for students to be well skilled in modern diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Development of research skills based on modern methodology and up-to-date equipment is another important part of the program. All departments of the Faculty provide facilities for students to be involved in research under the guidance of the Students Scientific and Research Association led by the tutors from the Faculty.

The teaching staff of the Faculty pays much attention to acquainting students with life-threatening emergency conditions. For this purpose the Academy has organized a special training centre, well-equipped with modern phantoms and computerized models enabling students to simulate different kinds of emergency conditions and learn how to deal with them.

Graduates of the Faculty work in all regions of Russia — from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and world-wide from Canada to Australia.

10.10.2008 г.    UniversityOur History

The history of the Tver State Medical Academy opens up in 1902 when courses for dental students were arranged. In 1936 the Leningrad Dental Institute was founded. In 1954 by decision of the Soviet government the Institute was transferred from Leningrad to the city of Kalinin.

In 1986 the Institute was awarded the prestigious Nations Friendship National Award for outstanding contribution to international education, collaboration and development. In 1994 after renaming of Kalinin to Tver, the Institute was also renamed and got the status of the Academy.

  • 1902 – Dental School was founded in St. Petersburg by I. A. Pashutin

  • 1919 – the Institute of Public Dentistry was founded and led by E. N. Anderson

  • 1924 – the 1st Dental Laboratory was founded and led by Z. B. Pirjatinsky

  • 1926 – St. Petersburg Scientific Dental Polyclinic was founded

  • 1927 – St. Petersburg Scientific Dental Institute was founded

  • 1933 – Leningrad Dental Institute was founded

  • 1936 – Leningrad State Dental Institute was founded

  • 1954 – Kalinin State Medical Institute was formed

  • 1957 – first graduation at the Dental Faculty

  • 1958 – first graduation at the Faculty of General Medicine

  • 1962 – the Institute started to train doctors for foreign countries

  • 1989 – the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies was founded

  • 1990 – the Faculty of Pediatrics was founded

  • 1994 – Tver State Medical Academy was formed

  • 2001 – the Pharmaceutical Faculty was founded

  • 2003 – the Faculty of the Advanced Nursing Education was founded

11.09.2008 г.    UniversityTSMA Today

For more than 70 years the Tver State Medical Academy has been playing a leading role in the development of medical science and training of medical practitioners and scientists. It is always among the top 10 Medical Educational Institutions according to the annual official rating of the 48 Russian Medical Educational Institutions. Today it is the largest medical scientific, research and educational centre, noted for its extensive clinical and laboratory base and a brilliant teaching staff. The Academy possesses a complex of buildings designed for practical classes, lectures, laboratory studies, research work and auxiliary services.

The Tver State Medical Academy is a public educational institution and operates under supervision of the Ministry of Health and Social Development and Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (license № 282451, certificate № 1358).

The TSMA has 6 faculties:

  • Faculty of General Medicine
  • Faculty of Dental Medicine
  • Faculty of Pediatrics
  • Pharmaceutical Faculty
  • Faculty of Advanced Nursing Education
  • Faculty of Postgraduate Studies

Rector of the Tver State Medical Academy is Prof. M. N. Kalinkin. President of the Tver State Medical Academy is Prof. B. N. Davidov.

The Tver State Medical Academy is a home for 4700 students simultaneously. Every third student in the Academy is a foreign national. The Academy consists of 63 theoretical and clinical departments. It occupies 6000 beds in 10 various hospitals, including specialized hospitals for oncology, tuberculosis, infectious, skin and sexual transmitted diseases. The Academy owns dental clinic of more than 200 chairs, the clinic considers being one of the best and advanced in the country.

The Academy provides training of specialists not only for Тver and Tver Oblast but also for other regions of Russia — Tula, Bryansk, Novgorod, Pskov, Moscow, Kaluga, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Vladimir, Murmansk, Vologda, Karelia.

The Tver State Medical Academy is officially recognized by the UN agencies for health care and education. For more than 47 years (since 1962) it has been training specialists for 57 countries of the world. Today teaching in the Academy is conducted in Russian or English.

One of the main aspects of work of the Academy is its clinical activity. Clinical departments of the Academy are integrated to the structure of municipal and regional health care institutions. Main surgical, therapeutic and dental departments in Tver are headed by the Academy professors and associate professors.




PRICE LIST for educational services for applicants for study in the 2022/2023 academic year for a fee for higher education programs - specialist programs

Specialty codes

Name of Training Program

The cost of 1 course of study (rub.)

Full cost of educational service (rub.)


General Medicine

173 320

1 039 920



173 320

1 039 920



216 990

1 084 950



151 650

758 250


For foreign citizens enrolled in educational programs of higher education - specialty programs General Medicine using English

262 760

1 576 560

 Education in the specialty 31.05.01 General Medicine is conducted in English from the first to the sixth course


Please note that the price doesn’t include accommodation in a hostel, visa and medical insurance. The cost of living in the hostel ranges from 1,400 to 1,600 rubles per month, including electricity, water, heating and security costs. The cost varies depending on the type of the hostel and the number of people living in one apartment.




Period of study

1.5 months/ 70 hours

3 months/ 65 hours

4 months/ 85 hours




12435 rubles




12435 rubles


9925 rubles

9216 rubles

12435 rubles

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01.01.1970 г.    News&EventsNews&Events

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Russian language teachers organized and conducted a bus tour to the ancient Russian city of Staritsa and the City of Military Glory Rzhev for foreign students of 1-4 courses on May 12, 2022, as part of the work of the International Friendship Club of Tver State Medical University with the support of the Vice-Rector for International Affairs R.N. Chirkov, Head of the Center for International Education A.G. Ivanov. 54 students took part in the event, the purpose of which is to foster tolerance in interethnic relations, respect for the culture of the country of the language being studied.

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